Bidfood self-help guide to support NHS staff

Frontline NHS workers feeling the strain due to the Covid-19 crisis will now be able to access mental wellbeing guidance from Bidfood.

The foodservice wholesaler has launched The Square Root of Self, an initiative to support key worker handle stress during the global pandemic through the food they eat.

The guide explores the connection between nutrition and mental wellness, providing expert insight, recipes and tips to stay energised during as pressure continues.

Recipes have been created by Bidfood’s chef development team, in partnership with nutritional therapist Christine Bailey, to make sure nutritional support is on point.

“The Square Root of Self guide for the NHS is superb,” said Chair of NHS Food Review, Philip Shelley.

“Not only does this offer suitable support on areas of pressure and how to overcome them, but the advice and recipes from Christine Bailey are really going to captivate colleagues.

“Understanding your own wellbeing is vital in maximising good health and performance. Having the capability as leaders to support others through physical and mental health challenges must not be compromised if we are truly to be the NHS that gives us so much pride.”

More information on the guide can be found on Bidfood’s website and content is available now.

It’s the latest initiative the wholesaler has been involved in since the coronavirus outbreak began, following in the footsteps of a Defra project to supply food parcels to the nation’s most vulnerable people.

“These are such unprecedented times and the wellbeing of the nation, in particular our key workers including doctors, nurses and care workers, has never been so important,” added Bidfood Sector Marketing Manager for Hospitals, David King.

“We wanted to offer a guide that can support them with their mental wellness, offer hints and tips to stay energised, well fed and hydrated in a time where they need it most. We hope that they find this helpful and insightful and want to thank them for their continued service during this difficult time.”

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